The course calendar inside of the Canvas learning management system is intuitive, well organized, and easy to use. The calendar can be accessed from the Global Navigation Bar, as well as other places from within the course. Activities, events, due dates, and more can be easily added and, once created and assigned a due date for these activities will be automatically entered into a student's account, and feedback will be given, allowing you to improve the organization of your course.
- [Instructor] In this video we'll take a look at the Calendar inside of Canvas. Now I really love the Canvas Calendar. I think it's a wonderful tool that's extremely intuitive and easy to use. Now in order to access your Calendar, on the Global Navigation Bar on the far left, you can select Calendar. And this brings you to your Calendar. Now you'll notice right now I have it in a month view, and I don't have many thing entered in here but as we created some of the quizzes in our course and assignments and put due dates on them, they appear on our Calendar. So I didn't have to enter these, they're automatically entered.
That's one way that it is very intuitive. Now up at the top you can choose to look at the week view, the month view, or you have an agenda that will let you know what time things are at and what's going on in the upcoming seven days. I'm going to go back to the Month View and over on the right-hand side, notice here that you have different Calendars. So for any courses that you create, you'll have a Calendar that is associated with it. You'll also have the ability to have a personal Calendar. So here you can see that my personal Calendar is blue and my Biology 101 Calendar is green.
I can change that by going to the icon on the right, and selecting a different color if I want. You can also click to turn off a calendar. So if I don't want my personal events to show up in here, I can uncheck that. And you can do this with, say you have seven different courses here, you would have different colors associated with each of them. If you wanted to isolate one course, you could leave that one checked and have the other ones unchecked. Now I want to take a look at a couple of other things. First of all the Calendar feed is really convenient because if you use a Google Calendar, iCal or say Outlook, you have the ability to copy this and enter it in there so that it will be directly inside of the Calendar that you already use.
You can do that by copying this link, and then pasting it into an iCal feed. Now I'm going to close off of this, and let's take a look at some of these things that we have entered here. For instance, one of them is the genetics video. So when I click on it inside of the Calendar, it actually brings it up and shows me what it is, which is really nice, and then if I want I can make edits, so I can click here and edit. Another great thing is that right now that is due on May 31st. Let's say that I wanted to extend that by a day, though, and make it due on June 1st.
Well, in order to do that I can simply click and drag it to June 1st, and just like that it will be updated in the calendar, it will also be updated within the actual assignment, announcements, anywhere. So it is nice that once you do that it's extremely intuitive and will change that everywhere that it needs to be changed. So just like that I changed the due date for that assignment. Now I'm going to go ahead and move this forward to go to June as you can see in here, I also have some different things. If this appointment got changed for some reason, let's say to the following Wednesday, I could easily drag it right there and that will automatically be changed.
Now you can also create things within the Calendar. If I wanted to, for instance, create an event or something on Friday the 9th, I could click here, it brings up the Edit Event and I can either title event or actually go to an assignment and create a placeholder for an assignment. So I wouldn't create the actual assignment here, but I'd create a placeholder for it or I could then go into my assignments, access it and make the edits to it. So that is a nice feature. You can also do that by going up to the top at the right and there is Create a New Event.
So here I would enter in the date, I could put in the time, the location, again up at the top you can do this for events or assignments and they'll be automatically entered in here and there will be announcements for them. So this is an extremely intuitive feature that I highly recommend you take advantage of. Play around with the Calendar and find ways that you can help make yourself more efficient and more productive.
- Creating a teacher account
- Creating a new course and new modules
- Adding a grading scheme
- Adding students and groups
- Creating assignments and quizzes
- Communicating with conversations and announcements
- Building a class calendar
- Publishing a course